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Simulations unravel outer membrane transport mechanism

...orshid and graduate student James Gumbart used two software programs developed in the U. of I.'s National Inst...orshid and graduate student James Gumbart used two software programs developed in the U. of I.’s National Institutes of Health Resource for Macromolecular Model...

Australian wins prestigious prize in biodiversity informatics

...on-making." Further, the Committee said, "As a software developer, Flemons is particularly attuned to user...s." The Prize winner also works on making desktop software tools into web-based tools that can be shared across the Internet. Sharing analytical software in t...

Electric fish conduct electric duets in aquatic courtship

...ency "creaks." The researchers developed custom software that offers new techniques for separating and documenting electrical pulses based on sex. They video recorded four pair of mating mormyrids (a feat in itself, since the species rarely breeds successfully in captivity) and identified nine common motor...

World's leading scientists announce creation of 'Encyclopedia of Life'

...nitiate the project, bringing together species and software experts from across the world. The Missouri Botanical Garden has become a full partner, and discussions are taking place this week with leaders of the new Atlas of Living Australia. The Encyclopedia today also announced the initial membership of it...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...d engineers are using existing research to develop software that replicates acoustical conditions in and recommends solutions for these open-plan spaces. Jonathan Kemp of Cambridge Sound Management in Cambridge, MA ( jdkemp@cambridgesoundmanagement.com ) will present a computerized modeling tool that allows ...

Bones in motion: Brown scientists to create new 3-D X-ray system

...hallenge, so funding will also support substantial software development. Brown faculty and students are alr... technique developed by Gatesy that uses animation software to combine CT scanner data with X-ray images. Images created using this technique ?the forerunner of...

Action video games sharpen vision 20 percent

...in their visual acuity with special rehabilitation software that reproduces an action game's need to identify objects very quickly. The team is now delving into how the brain responds to other visual stimuli. They plan to use what would be a video gamer's dream: a new 360-degree virtual-reality computer la...

New details on how the immune system recognizes influenza

...me protection against the other strain. Using a software tool they developed, the LIAI team found hundreds of conserved influenza virus epitopes in the database, including those between avian H5N1 and strains of human influenza viruses. But what is less clear from the analysis is how cross-reactive an immu...

Fighting influenza & co. with 40,000 blood samples

...f tackling the disease with new drugs. A German software developer is also among the partners. The Hamann Company is developing a database solution to acquire the medical data and analyse the results, which are extensive. In this manner, current respiratory diseases in the EU are to be recorded in coming y...

When your brain talks, your muscles don't always listen

...in the future through the ongoing development of a software program that will help sort out the bang-bang-like "doublets," the brief periods when the neurons fire faster, from slower periods of activity. The results showed lower firing rates among older subjects versus younger subjects--a diminished abilit...

Robotic therapy helps restore hand use after stroke

...RD," with improved hand-robot connections and more software options to individualize therapy and keep patients interested. Stroke is a major cause of long-term disability in the United States. More than 700,000 Americans suffer strokes annually. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the country. ...

Liver regeneration may be simpler than previously thought

...h determine which genes are active in a cells ?and software programs that analyze the collected information, the scientists listed all the proteins that help the cells grow and proliferate in both samples. The results were unexpected. The researchers noticed that only a few proteins were common to both p...

Computer imaging assists with facial reconstructive surgery

... help facial plastic surgeons use computer imaging software to achieve aesthetic harmony in their patients, according to a report in the March/April issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. “The importance of balanced facial proportions has been studied for centuries by...

Pacific Rim researchers to collaborate on distributed bioinformatics analysis of avian flu

..., interconnected cyberinfrastructure, grid-enabled software tools and student exchange programs that have emer...y Scheduler Framework (CSF4), while making any new software publicly available through open-source licenses. The funding to the University of Hawaii will all...

Ultrasound upgrade produces images that work like 3-D movies

...rs created an updated version of the image-viewing software found on clinical ultrasound scanners, making it p...ners could be modified in this way with only minor software changes." The new imaging capability can improve the early diagnosis of certain kinds of birth de...

Virtual duck bills demonstrate species coexistence

...is idea, Gurd created virtual bills using computer software typically used by engineers to design complex machinery. "The software allowed me to create exact, three-dimensional replicas of duck bills complete with articulating join...

New fMRI technology making brain tumor surgery safer

... all of the information into BrainLAB’s navigation software at University Hospital. The Neuroscience Institute, a regional center of excellence at the University of Cincinnati and University Hospital, is dedicated to patient care, research, education, and the development of new treatments for stroke, brain...

Protein structure initiative launches new resources for the scientific community

...s to handle samples and image crystals; Enhanced software to analyze structural data and create higher-resolution images; More accurate screening processes to detect crystals suitable for imaging; and Improved systems for making proteins from machines, instead of cells. These developments have ...

Brown scientists map structure of DNA-doctoring protein complex

...e. Those measurements were then fed into a special software program created by Dale Mierke, a Brown professor of medical science, which plotted their positions to create the structural map. "The real breakthrough here is successfully using FRET to determine the structure of a large protein-DNA complex," Su...

Supercomputing equipment to advance the frontiers of computational biology

... work will help researchers develop algorithms and software that run efficiently on Blue Gene technology, which is a key part of the new Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI). This $2.23 million gift of IBM equipment counts toward the $1.4 billion Renaissance at Rensselaer campaign. ...

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